Thursday, January 7, 2010
I never even considered Ryuk's role as obvious proxy for the reader in Death Note. Which I guess means writing in the Death Note equates to fanfiction. I like this reading because it means self-insertion would be punished with death.
By the by, there are huge, pervasive spoilers for Death Note in that link.
Long as I'm linkblogging, I should mention Chris Butcher's look back at how the US manga market changed over the last decade... man, it's hard to remember the pre-manga boom days now.